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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffRick Prelinger Date: Jun 17, 2012 9:26pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Not all of our films are meant to entertain

Not all films in our collection are release prints (prints manufactured to run through projectors). Many are original or preprint material, and some are A&B rolls (see below). I tried hard to collect original materials and printing elements so that we could protect the highest-quality materials possible. We transferred some to video and are now scanning others, and are starting to make them available so that people can make use of the excellent image quality that first-generation material offers.

For years I avoided uploading A&B materials and most unedited footage because I was afraid people would find them confusing. Recently I changed my mind because i did not want to withhold imagery that some people might find useful or interesting.

Now I'm seeing that some find this confusing. Please understand that we are trying to make a very broad cross-section of our archives available for any and all uses. I want to emphasize that entertainment value is not a primary criterion for choosing what we make available. Many of our films are deadly dull but constitute valuable evidence of places, practices, behavior and everyday events. We are sharing just about everything we can online. Some of it may not be entertaining, and some of it may not look much like the movies we are accustomed to, but I feel it will all be useful in some way.

Here again is a definition of A&B rolls, from Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B-roll

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Poster: Scribble Date: Dec 22, 2012 7:56pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Not all of our films are meant to entertain

Rick, much appreciated, keep 'em coming!

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Poster: VUSschneider Date: Jun 17, 2012 10:18pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Not all of our films are meant to entertain

I think it`s a good choice! Thanks for that. It`s very interesting when working with the material and for others it`s interesteing to see things from different angles :)

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Poster: Frank Panucci Date: Jun 18, 2012 12:28pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Not all of our films are meant to entertain

I lurvs me some A&B rolls... for entertainment!

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Poster: Spuzz Date: Jun 26, 2012 4:47pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Not all of our films are meant to entertain

I was about to "like" Frank's post. Grrrrrr can't do that.